27 May '16, 8pm

Impact of rising US interest rates to property investments in Singapore

The US economy is doing well and the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates for the first time in almost a decade in a bid to tighten money supply. While the rate increase was small at 0.25% per year and widely anticipated, it is highly likely that more increases will follow. As the liquidity in the US financial market is reduced, there could be far-reaching implications on the global economy. Singapore property investments will also be impacted by the Fed’s new policy as interest rates here mirror the increase in the US. Most housing loans in Singapore are pegged to SOR or SIBOR The Singapore Interbank Offer Rate (SIBOR) is set daily by the Association of Banks in Singapore. As its name implies, it is the rate at which banks lend to each other in Singapore dollars. The SIBOR is also used by banks to set housing loan rates. As it is impractical to vary housing loan rate...

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